Ava Steil

In order to keep the Halloween spirit alive amidst the pandemic, MSD initiates Halloween From Afar for students and staff. Participants took part in costume contests, spooky bingo and a pumpkin carving contest.

MSD staff and students participate in Halloween From Afar

In light of the current worldwide pandemic, Halloween has seen a shift from tradition. Gone are the days of going door-to-door dressed up as fantasy characters. Instead, Halloween is seeing more of a lowkey celebration in 2020.  To keep the spooky season alive, Marjory Stoneman […]

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Photo illustration by Bryan Nguyen

MSD begins 2020-2021 school year online in eLearning Phase 1; At end of first quarter, MSD offers on-campus option during eLearning Phase 2

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for the last seven months, society has had to adapt to an entirely new way of life, one drastically different from what we consider to be ‘normal.’ While the whole world has been finding new […]

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Students experienced major complications with their Canvas pages over the three-day weekend. All classes that had been linked with Pinnacle were no longer visible to students. Photo by Ava Steil

BCPS high school students experience complications with Canvas and Pinnacle

The initial transition period from in-person to online learning has not been without its technical issues. In order to combat basic problems, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School created hotlines for their technology specialists. However, on Sept. 27, students and teachers discovered an issue that was […]

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Graphic by Madison Lenard

BCPS urges students to reset their Clever passwords for increased security

On Sept. 9, Broward County Public Schools sent out an announcement both through Canvas and a phone call to parents. The county has requested that students in all grades create a new password in an effort to deter hacks into student accounts. “This is a […]

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MSD Spoken Word Club president Anna Bayuk presents her poem during the Zoom competition. Photo courtesy of Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network

MSD spoken word club competes in competition online during social distancing

On March 29, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School’s Spoken Word club competed in Louder Than A Bomb, an ongoing festival dedicated to slam-style poetry. Unfortunately, this year they had to compete through Zoom, an online video meeting platform, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They competed […]

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During the BCPS Canvas crash, this page was all that students and teachers could see when trying to access the application. Photo by of Melissa Falkowski

BCPS systems crash on first day of distance learning

On Monday, March 30, Broward County Public Schools began their new online school approach known as “distance learning,” which consists of video calls on zoom and assignments published on Canvas, a digital learning platform often used by teachers and students throughout the year. However, this […]

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Broward School Board Superintendent Robert Runcie holds a press conference to discuss the school district's plans regarding travel regulations and other guidelines in response to the coronavirus or COVID-19, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Photo courtesy of Michael Laughlin/South Florida Sun Sentinel

COVID-19 creates major changes within Broward County Public Schools

On Friday, March 13, Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie held a press conference announcing that all BCPS schools were to be temporarily shut down effective on Monday, March 16. Prior to this decision, Runcie had declared that all after-school events, including sports such […]

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Anthony Rizzo stands in front of the newly named Anthony Rizzo fields at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 3, 2020. Photo courtesy of Jillian Jarboe

MSD baseball fields renamed in honor of alumnus Anthony Rizzo

On Monday, Feb. 3, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School baseball field received a few new upgrades. Anthony Rizzo, former MSD Eagle, and current Chicago Cub made a guest appearance on the pitching mound of his alma mater. In preparation for the start of the […]

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Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Taking on Tallahassee: Teachers rally in state capitol to demand funding for public education

Reporting by Leni Steinhardt, Dara Rosen, Brianna Fisher, Ava Steil, Zoe Gordon, Fallon Trachtman, Darian Williams, Brianna Jesionowski, Kacie Shatzkamer, Ashley Ferrer, Nadia Murillo, Anisah Steele, Ivy Lam, Lily Singer, Bryan Ngyuen, Matthew Rosenthal and Fenthon Aristhomene.

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Keeping in Touch. Principal Michelle Kefford records her weekly ParentLink phone call. These calls help to keep MSD families up to date on school activities. Photo by Joyce Han

Principal Michelle Kefford shares her plans for MSD during the 2019-2020 school year

The beginning of the 2019-2020 school year has brought several changes for both the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. In addition to new classes, teachers, and students, the pupils at MSD are also welcoming their new principal, Michelle Kefford. Before taking […]

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